This is Richard Hill, founder of DNA Favorites. I don't write long, detailed blogs. My blogging style matches that of my website: clear, concise summaries with links to learn more.
I typically share these posts to my DNA Favorites Facebook page and to my RichardHillDNA accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can follow me in whatever medium you prefer.
A group called 325Karma is using DNA tests to reunite Korean and mixed-race adoptees with their biological families.
After 51 years, a woman kidnapped as a baby has reunited with her family thanks to a 23andMe DNA test.
Big Y-700 from Family Tree DNA is the ultimate Y chromosome DNA test. But many people don't understand or appreciate it yet. Read this to learn.
I never expected to see a DNA reunion story in Vogue. But Natalia Vodianova Found Her Long-Lost Sister this way.
The "Finding Your Roots" television show is searching for a non-celebrity viewer to feature in its 10th season. Apply now if you have a family mystery you'd like them to solve.
Two women who were already best friends identified their relationship and discovered more family through a DNA test. This NBC News video tells their story.
Earlier I posted about a new tool at DNA Painter. This article tells how you can use this tool in family history research.
Adopted to different homes at birth, these men in the 60s have a lot of catching up to do. One calls their meeting "the best thing to happen to me."
A German woman fathered by an American soldier was told that her father died in the Vietnam war. A genetic genealogy DNA test found that he was still alive.
Using DNA tests to discover Native American ancestry is not as simple as you might think. This excellent article describes the 13 steps that may be required.
If you unexpectedly see Sweden, Denmark, or Norway in your ethnicity results, it's the fault of the Vikings. This article explains why.
A Texas man, who never knew his father, uses a DNA test to track him down. What happens next is a wonderful story you won't want to miss.
Raised as an only child this 36-year-old woman, conceived through artificial insemination, was always curious about her paternal family. Now DNA testing had introduced her to paternal siblings.
Right now you can buy the MyHeritage DNA test for just $39. It has a huge, rapidly growing database of users and is the most popular DNA test in Europe.
An unwed mother was sent from England to Australia to give birth in 1958. Now a DNA match with a cousin has led that daughter to a reunion with her British brother and sisters.
"Your DNA Secrets Revealed" is a new PBS Television Special hosted by Diahan Southard. Unlike celebrity genealogy shows, this program features real people. It will appear on many PBS stations beginning 11/26/22.
As requested, you can now order a signed copy of "Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA" directly from me, the author. Just $20 including shipping to U.S. addresses.
DNA Painter keeps adding useful tools for genealogists using DNA tests. Here's a quick summary of the new DNA Coverage tool.
This is a really nice story of DNA testing and genealogists working together to reunite a woman with her birth father.
Are you finally willing to get some professional help with your knotty family tree? I like Legacy Tree Genealogists and they are offering discounts for Family History Month.
Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA, and the Family Finder test are all sale priced right now at Family Tree DNA. I have used and can recommend all of them.
DNA testing remains a hot topic and I’ve assembled a list of top genetic genealogy speakers.
If you belong to a genealogy society or work for a library, you need to check out the following page on my website.
Myself, I currently offer four entirely different presentations on DNA testing topics that I update before each event.
I’m located in Michigan, but I continue to give virtual presentations to groups all over the U.S.
My speaking fee is only $200. See the link for topics. 2023 dates are filling up, so now is the time to act.
The new SideView feature sorts our genetic matches on AncestryDNA into paternal and maternal sides. Leah Larkin has tested it and provides a great review and explanation.
A new genetic genealogy tool by Cody Ely is now available at DNA Painter. It visualizes the DNA shared due to different relationships. This article explains what it is and how to use it.
Like me, this woman in Australia spent decades searching for her birth father before a DNA test led to the answer. She then found siblings on the other side of the world.